Is there one book that has had an impact on not only your writing, but on you personally?
"Yes." - Heidi Kling, author of Sea.
"Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of the Senses inspired me to both enrich all the senses in my descriptions and to sharpen my own experiences with the world. This led to some odd experiments sniffing lichens in the forest and finding out that they do indeed smell like grass or hay. You know, for scenes with werewolves running through forests. Ahem." - Karen Kincy, author of Other.
"I adore The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; the writing and point-of-view in that book are stunning. (It is, after all, narrated by Death!) I read it as slowly as I could to taste every word, the reader’s version of licking the plate clean. No one in the beginning of the story is the same at the end of the book. The playful word choices in such grim and stark settings, the tiniest details of worldwide events – it’s heart-wrenching." - Kristin Tubb, author of Selling Hope.
Come back Thursday to learn what books have impacted the rest of the authors!